Brochure Spring 2019 - Page 5

Dear Friends: The season of spring brings many new experiences and creates a sense of new beginnings. The buds on the trees signal the start of things to come. For the Glenview Park District, this spring will also prove to be the beginning of many new endeavors. Aside from all the typical experiences that are implemented during spring, the Glenview Park District will break ground on one of the largest improvements to the park district in over 15 years. The Glenview Ice Center will undergo a major facelift. The new and improved structure will see new locker rooms, a new restaurant, and an additional sheet of ice, giving users more opportunities. The ice isn’t the only renovation at the park district this spring. Thanks to a voter- approved referendum last year, The Grove will also break ground on a safer entryway for drivers. That includes a wider entrance and driveway, resurfaced parking lot, right turn lane on Milwaukee Avenue, new security gate and lighting. The Interpretive Center’s exhibit space will also be updated. The HVAC system, alarm and filtration systems is being replaced and persons with disabilities will have better access. It is with pride that we accepted a coveted award from the Illinois Association of Park Districts and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association this year. The two statewide associations administer the program with the goal of improving the delivery of park and recreation services to Illinois residents. A comprehensive evaluation led the IAPD and IPRA to name the Glenview Park District an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency as one that goes above and beyond for its residents. The Glenview Park District was also recognized for maintaining excellence Dave Dillon President david.dillon@ glenviewparks.org Angie Katsamakis Vice President angie.katsamakis@ glenviewparks.org in financial management. Moody’s assigned a Aaa bond rating to us, it’s the highest rating possible. The status gives the District recognition for offering the highest quality and lowest credit risk to investors, a savings which ultimately benefits the taxpayers. Some upcoming things of interest that I’d like to mention include the After-Dark programming being offered at Park Center. Heading to the gym is a great way to burn off those holiday-acquired calories. Our FitKick instructor will tell you that summer bodies are made in winter. We’re encouraging everyone out after-dark with the following evening classes: Aqua Zumba, Pound, Zumba and FitKick. As you look ahead to the warm summer months when the kids will be home from school, now is the time to think about enrolling them in a summer camp. The Glenview Park District has many to choose from. From awesome day camps to those specializing in sports, nature and history, our kids experience a safe and nurturing environment. Before you set them off on a path of summertime learning and adventure, hop on over to Park Center for the annual Eggstravaganza egg hunt in April. Celebrate the arrival of spring at this free event. On behalf of the Board of Commissioners, I’d like to wish you and your family a wonderful start to the season when warmer weather, along with green leaves and grass return and makes things new once again. See you in the Parks, David M. Dillon Park Board President William Casey Commissioner william.casey@ glenviewparks.org Robert Patton Commissioner robert.patton@ glenviewparks.org Daniel Peterson Commissioner daniel.peterson@ glenviewparks.org Glenview Park District Mission Statement: Through exceptional experiences, the Glenview Park District strives to build a sense of community, enhance people’s lives and contribute to enrichment of the individual, family and the community. Glenview Park District Vision Statement: A community in which everyone enjoys happiness, health, and an appreciation for the environment on a daily basis The Glenview Park District’s Board of Park Commissioners meets on the fourth Thursday evening of each month at 7 pm at Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave., unless otherwise noted. Call 847-724-5670 for additional information or to confirm times and dates of meetings. All meetings are open to the public. Board of Park Commissioners The Board of Park Commissioners consists of seven elected members who serve unsalaried six-year terms. The board sets priorities and defines the policies for financing, governance, operation and administration of the district. Jennifer Roberts Commissioner jennifer.roberts@ glenviewparks.org Other Park Board Officials include James Rock, Attorney; William Moore, Treasurer; and Michael McCarty, Secretary/Executive Director. Dave Tosh Commissioner dave.tosh@ glenviewparks.org